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House kills stopgap spending bill containing $3.7 billion for disaster aid
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The House has rejected a measure providing $3.7 billion for disaster relief as part of a bill to keep the government running through mid-November.
The surprise 230-195 defeat for GOP leaders came at the hands of Democrats and tea party Republicans.
Democrats were opposed because the measure contains cuts to a government loan program to help car companies build fuel efficient vehicles.
For their part, many GOP conservatives feel the underlying bill permits spending at too high a rate.